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Aidan Vine QC

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Called: 1995

Silk Date: 2016

Email: avine@harcourtchambers.co.uk

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Aidan was educated at Oxford University (Lincoln College) and Cornell University in New York State (where he was a Telluride and Fulbright Scholar).  He joined chambers in 1995, and took silk in January 2016.

 

His practice includes public and private law children’s cases (often with an international element), vulnerable adults, conflicts of jurisdiction on divorce, matrimonial finance and cohabitation disputes, and civil litigation arising out of family law (human rights, local authority duties, and negligence).  Aidan combines his expert technical legal knowledge with a practical and empathetic approach to family law practice. 

 

Aidan has previously been both a judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal and visiteur d’etudes and temporary lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights.

 

PRACTICE

In care cases, Aidan is experienced in the most complex medical cases, including head injuries, fatal injuries to children and fictitious illness. He also has extensive experience of sexual abuse cases, and cases involving vulnerable and difficult adults.

 

He acts regularly in children cases with an international element, including habitual residence cases and other conflicts of jurisdiction, Article 15 transfers under Brussels II Revised and both public law placement abroad and private law relocation cases.

 

Recent care cases with a civil litigation element have included applications for injunctive relief against local authorities, child sexual exploitation injunctions, human rights damages claims and a claim to the European Court of Human Rights under Article 8.

 

Recent divorce cases have included conflicts of jurisdiction in both Brussels II Revised and non-Brussels II Revised cases.

 

In vulnerable adult cases Aidan has acted for local authorities as well as for family members.

 

In matrimonial finance, he is experienced in cases with conflicts of jurisdictions and international enforcement issues, as well as in cases with complex business assets and pensions issues.

 

He acts in cohabitation disputes, as well as in cases involving financial provision for children.

 

PUBLICATIONS

He is an editor of Butterworths Family Law Service and the author of its chapters on Jurisdictions and Human Rights.  He is also the author of the chapter on care proceedings in International Family Law Practice (Family Law).  He has lectured regularly on family law, including to the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats in 2011 and at Family Law’s International Family Law Conferences in 2011, 2012 and 2015 and Family Law Update Conference in 2016.

 

DIRECTORIES 

LEGAL 500: "An accomplished and effective advocate, with a measured style that judges like."

 

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS: "He is a recognised expert in cases involving human rights and jurisdictional issues."

 

"You just can't go wrong, you will get an excellent service from him. He is a robust and intelligent guy who understands the case."

 

IMPORTANT CASES

 

Re: H (child) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/988.html

Ville de Bauge v China [2015] 2 FLR 873

Re A and B (Children: Brussels II Revised: Article 15) [2014] EWFC 40

Coventry City Council v A [2014] EWHC 2033 (Fam)

Re TG [2013] EWCA Civ 5, [2013] 1 FLR 1250

Re C [2012] 2 FLR 251

Re J [2011] EWHC 2007 (Fam)

Re L (A Child: Media Reporting) [2011] EWHC B8 (Fam)

Re B (Interim Care Order) [2010] 2 FLR 283

A Local Authority v M and F [2010] 1 FLR 1355

Re L (Adoption: Contacting Natural Father) [2007] EWHC 1771 (Fam), [2008] 1 FLR 1079 

 A Local Authority v L [2007] EWHC 3044 (Fam) 

 

 

Aidan was educated at Oxford University (at Lincoln College) and Cornell University in New York State (where he was a Telluride and Fullbright Scholar), and was called and joined chambers in 1995.

 

He has been a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal and a temporary lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in 2000.

 

Aidan is an editor of Butterworths Family Law Service and the author of its chapters on Jurisdictions and Human Rights.

 

 

PRACTICE

Aidan’s civil practice is now mostly confined to civil litigation arising out of family law disputes.

 

In this context, he has particular expertise in human rights, local authority duties and negligence.